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Homes that kill: 2 million homes in England pose a serious threat to health or safety

A new report by the Good Home Inquiry warns that it's a 'now or never' moment for transforming the state of the nation's housing, with 1 in 10 homes posing a serious risk to their residents’ health or safety.

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Physical inactivity is one of the leading risk factors for poor health and disability in later life, and yet nearly a quarter of people aged 50 to 70 do less than thirty minutes of physical activity a week.
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With over four million poor-quality homes in England, over half of which are lived in by older people, this new research finds that local hubs have been backed by the public as a way to help address poor housing.
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Our new report, 'Reframing ageing', finds that people in their 50s and 60s are most likely to feel negative about ageing.
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Many high street retailers are overlooking the growing over 50s market for easier to use homewares, appliances and fittings, new consumer research suggests.
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This online, interactive report captures a snapshot of how people in the UK are ageing today, while looking at past trends and our prospects if action isn't taken.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us all, Ageing Better remains as committed as ever to its mission of improving later lives.
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The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a free library of positive and realistic images of people aged 50 and over.

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In this webinar we will explore the recruitment of older workers both from the perspective of employers and workers, as well as the impact of language in job adverts.
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In this webinar we discussed the Good Home Inquiry’s findings and recommendations, the policy priorities of the public and the next steps needed to improve our homes and improve the lives of millions of people.
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This webinar explored the motivators and barriers to physical activity for people in their 50s and 60s, and what might work to help people in this age group feel the benefits and get active. With special guest, Derrick Evans MBE: Mr Motivator.
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In this webinar, hosted by the Good Home Inquiry, we examined how a digitally connected home supports  and enhances a good home and how we can ensure more people are connected in ways that work for them in their existing homes.
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This webinar looked at how imagery shapes and reinforces negative attitudes to ageing, and explored current efforts to depict older age in a more positive and realistic light.
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This webinar launched our report, which explores how we can better meet the needs of older adults through inclusive design.